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Shawl or head cloth

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Shawl or head cloth of red silk gauze and overall repeating design in central field of small boteh motifs embroidered in yellow and white silk and gold-metallic yarns; design of single boteh motif in each corner, angled towards the center, embroidered in yellow silk and gold-metallic yarns, with...

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Gift from Mary Newbold Patterson Hale (Mrs. Richard Walden Hale) to the MFA, March 12, 1953

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Indian, British Colonial era, 19th century

Object Place



119.5 x 121 cm (47 1/16 x 47 5/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk plain-weave gauze embroidered with silk


Textiles and Fashion Arts